The Julius Sturgis Pretzel Bakery is located in historic Lititz, Pennsylvania, in the middle of beautiful Pennsylvania Dutch Country. Visitors can tour the original pretzel bakery, get a hands-on lesson in pretzel twisting using a playdough mixture, observe our bakers twisting old-fashioned soft pretzels by hand, and shop for delicious treats and souvenirs in our bakery store. We are not a "working factory" but a historic site.Plan Your Visit
The Julius Sturgis Pretzel Bakery, founded in 1861, is the first commercial pretzel bakery in America; and the Sturgis Family is the oldest pretzel baking family in America. Learn how Sturgis’ old fashioned recipes and methods were established and how they’re still used today!Our History
Discover Sturgis Pretzels and the many shapes, sizes, and souvenir packaging they come in. Perfect for any gift!Learn More
Grab your family, friends, or students and plan a tour now! To make reservations for groups of more than 20 people, please visit our Group Tour page.Schedule a Group Tour
Catch Us at These Featured Events
Lititz Fire & Ice FestivalFebruary 16-25, 2024
Lititz Fire & Ice Festival 2024 is a free community event and will be held in February, 2024, in Downtown Lititz. Throughout our 10-day celebration, we’ll have all the Fire & Ice awesomeness you’ve come to expect, like wow-worthy ice sculptures, yummy food from our downtown restaurants, and on select days, your favorite food trucks. Of course, there will also be plenty of shopping in the warmth of our downtown shops.Check it Out
Pretzel FestMay 4, 2024
The Kiwanis Club is combining two of our favorites – pretzels and shopping. During this ticketed event, guests stroll through town while sampling our local chefs' take on pretzels.Check it out
Taste of LititzJune 7, 2024, 5-9 p.m.
Lititz chefs line Main Street with tastes of their most raved-about dishes and drinks during this Venture Lititz event. Try them all while swaying to the sounds of live music and browsing art created during the day's Plein Air Quick Draw, organized by Lititz Art Association. Thanks to the amazing generosity of our Platinum Sponsors, a Taste of Lititz is a FREE community event. No tickets are required. Just pay for your tastes! Julius Sturgis Pretzel Bakery will have fresh-baked soft pretzels and cold water for sale!Check It Out
Lititz Patriotic ParadeJuly 3, 2024
The Lititz Patriotic Parade kicks off our Fourth of July Celebration! This annual tradition celebrates our community and our country with patriotic bands, floats, veteran groups, dancers, scouts, sports cars and more! After the parade, be sure to head to Lititz Springs Park for a free band performance!Check it Out
Annual July 4th Celebration at Lititz Springs ParkStarts after Patriotic Parade ends and runs through the evening of July 4, 2024
Summer’s hottest ticket! The Park’s 4th of July celebration kicks off with the Lions Club Parade at 6:30 pm, followed by free, live music in Lititz Springs Park, Queen of Candles program, and candle lighting in the springs. The event continues July 4th at noon in Lititz Springs Park and concludes with a fireworks display, beginning around 9:30 pm. Tickets are required for admittance to the park.Check it Out
The Rotary Club of Lititz Craft ShowAugust 10, 2024, 8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
The Rotary Club of Lititz Craft Show was launched in 1979 with only local vendors setting up on a single block along E. Main Street in Lititz. Now it has grown into one of the top craft shows on the east coast, drawing 400+ crafters from throughout the United States and Canada. The craft show, always held the second Saturday in August, draws upwards to 50,000 people and is held along the first four blocks of E. Main Street, along three blocks of Broad Street and in Lititz Springs Park.Check It Out
Chocolate WalkOctober 12, 2024, 10:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Tickets Required. Shopping and chocolate? Yes, please! With more than 30 locations, participants tour the shops in downtown Lititz in search of mouth-watering chocolate treats. With samples donated from some of the region’s top chefs, bakers, ice cream shops and candy makers, Lititz Chocolate Walkers literally eat their way across town! All the money raised from ticket sales goes to support children-focused charities in the Lancaster County region.Check It Out
Shop Small Saturday in LititzNovember 30, 2024, 10:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Shopping small has a BIG impact on our communities. On Small Business Saturday, we invite you to visit downtown Lititz and celebrate the small businesses that make our downtown thrive. Lititz is home to over 70 locally-owned retailers and restaurants that sponsor local sports teams, volunteer their time with local civic organizations and charities, and work hard to beautify our town. Today, and everyday, let’s show them some love!Check it Out